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Historical Sites

Blaenau Gwent is proud of its heritage and industrial past. Throughout the Borough are buildings, monuments and landscapes that reflect the importance of industry from the Industrial Revolution to the closure of our last colliery, Marine Colliery in Cwm in March 1989.

Memories of the past are found dotted around the Borough for visitors and residents to remember the past and to enjoy.

Ty Nest Llywelyn

On the north-west bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone farmhouse, standing on a large platform cut into the hill and aligned west to east. This site was identified by Lord Raglan and Cllr W. F. Deasy as the remains of Ty Nest Llewellyn or Nest John Rosser. . .

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Trefil Rail Road

The Trefil Rail Road was constructed in 1793 (Rattenbury, 64) to carry limestone from the Trefil Quarries to the ironworks at Beaufort (est. 1780) and Ebbw Vale (est. 1790). A branch line was constructed from Beaufort Ironworks to Cwm Gwybedog and partly underlies Raglan Terrace. . .

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Tredegar Town Clock

In the centre of the Circle stands Tredegar Town Clock the symbolic heart of the Town.

The true estimate of the cost of the Clock is disputed, some sources quote £500, others £1,000, but it was due to the efforts of the Manager of Tredegar Ironworks, Mr R. P. Davies and his wife that it was constructed. . .

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Nantyglo Roundhouses

The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironmasters of the Nantyglo Ironworks, as a defended refuge against armed revolt by their workforce. In effect, it was the last private castle built in Britain. . .

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Chartists' Cave

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll to the east of Garn Fawr round cairn on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las at SO 1276 1523. The original name of the cave seems to have been Tylles Fawr (the Great Hole). . .

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Bryn Oer Tramroad

The Bryn Oer Tramroad was constructed between September 1814 and April 1815 to connect the Bryn Oer coal patches and Trefil quarries with the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal at Talybont on Usk. . .

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Bedwellty House and Park

At the heart of Britain's social history

Bedwellty House is a listed Regency villa in Tredegar. It is surrounded by a historic garden that was established in the early 19th century for the Master of Tredegar Iron Works. . .

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Aberbeeg Packhorse Bridge

Although covered with a concrete surface and a modern handrail and fence, the Aberbeeg Bridge is a well-preserved example of a 17th century packhorse bridge and comprises single-span, stone-built arch some 10.5m long, 2.2m wide. . .

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Halloween Half Term Fun with Aneurin Leisure
  We’ve got lots of great thrills and chills for families and children of all ages at our Aneurin Leisure venues this October Half Term. Wheth...
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World Mental Health Day 2018
  Did you know that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14? That’s why The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing today’s #W...
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4th Anniversary for Aneurin Leisure
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    Location:Bedwellty House & Park
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  • Date: Fri Oct 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
    Location:Tredegar Sports Centre
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  • Date: Sat Oct 27 @10:30AM - 03:00PM
    Location:Bedwellty Park
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  • Date: Sat Oct 27 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
    Location:Parc Bryn Bach
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  • Date: Sat Oct 27 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
    Location:Ebbw Vale Sports Centre
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